| | I just bought one a year ago
I bought a new etec 40hp, its the same exact motor as the 60hp. It broke down within the first 10 minutes of operation, I had to swim the boat back to the dock for the first time in my life, and didnt get fixed for 3 weeks being under the 5 year warranty. I missed all my summer vacation boat time and didnt do any fishing. But, after it was fixed I thought it was an awesome motor, it really pushed the 13 whaler. It cant be compared to the carb and 4stroke mercury and yamahas, they blow. I am hard core optimax guy, and i loved that motor.